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Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

. . . seeking and serving Christ in all persons.

The Episcopal church in Athens, Ohio (Since 1875) Welcome!  The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Athens, Ohio is a diverse, welcoming, growing parish congregation, located on the campus of Ohio University - - Seeking to know and serve Christ in loving service to the Campus, the Community, and the world.

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- - - SEASON OF ADVENT - - -

"Prepare the way of the Lord" Luke 3:2

This Coming Sunday

Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete

16 December 2018

10:30 a.m. Service - Holy Eucharist Rite II-A
Celebrant, The Rev. Deborah Woolsey

Upcoming Meetings and Events

(Also check The Campus Community for additional happenings.)

Free Lunch   -   -   Wednesday, December 12, noon

Choir Rehearsal   -   -   Wednesday, December 12 7 p.m.

Vestry Meeting   -   -   Thursday, December 13, 7 p.m.

Discretionary Sunday   -   -   Sunday, December 16

Free Lunch   -   -   Wednesday, December 19, noon

Choir Rehearsal   -   -   Wednesday, December 19, 7 p.m.

Preparation for Christmas Services   -   -   Sunday, December 23, noon

Christmas Family Service   -   -   Monday, December 24, 4 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service   -   -   Monday, December 24. 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Service   -   -   Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m.

Free Lunch   -   -   Wednesday, December 26, noon

No Choir Rehearsal   -   -   Wednesday, December 26

No Choir Rehearsal   -   -   Wednesday, January 2

Choir Rehearsal   -   -   Sunday, January 6, 9:30 a.m.


Local Girls, Historical Society   -   -   Sunday, December 16, 3:30 p.m.

Communiversity Concert   -   -   Sunday, December 16, 4 p.m., Memorial Auditorium

SATB Concert   -   -   Sunday, December 16, 7 p.m. Arts West


The Rev. Deborah Woolsey Welcome to our Website! We are honored that you are visiting this site and hope that it will be a helpful way to learn more about this parish, our ministries, and our mission. Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself in your life, I hope you felt called to visit us, and will find what you need here. The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd has a history of taking the words of the Bible seriously that say we are to: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.” It is our belief that these words, which are found in both the Old and New Testament, are the foundation of the way we are to live out our mission collectively and individually. We believe God loves us, and that every human being is created in God’s image. For us, that is really where it begins: and it means that we intentionally welcome all people regardless of gender, age, race, color, sexuality, socioeconomic status, marital status, politic, or physical condition.

At the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd we not only want to welcome you, we want to invite you